BBAO: Bears record every QB glance

May, 13, 2013
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We're Black and Blue All Over:

Mike McCarthy is going to wish he thought of this one. The Green Bay Packers' coach often unveils some sort of new technology or practice approach in his efforts to improve over the previous year, but the newest thingamabob in rookie minicamps belonged to the Chicago Bears.

New Bears coach Marc Trestman had a small video camera installed on the helmet of quarterback Matt Blanchard, who participated in the three-day camp over the weekend as a first-year player. (You can see the camera on the left side of his helmet in the photo accompanying this post from Jeff Dickerson of ESPNChicago.com.)

The idea is to record where the quarterback looks, his progressions and what he sees as a play develops. It provides another set of tape to grind through, but in the case of quarterback development, I'm sure it's worth it.

I doubt the Bears are the first team in the country to use this approach, and I can't say for sure that no other NFL team has tried it. I just thought it was a cool and potentially useful addition to rookie minicamps that are difficult to draw many conclusions from.

Continuing around the NFC North:

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